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Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Yarra Park, Jolimont, Melbourne, Victoria 8002, Australia
+61 3 9657 8888
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Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Owner description: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's largest, oldest and most popular sporting venue. The MCG has hosted plenty of international... more » Owner description: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's largest, oldest and most popular sporting venue. The MCG has hosted plenty of international cricket, including the first-ever Test and the 1992 World Cup final, countless VFL/AFL Grand Finals, the 1956 Olympic Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games. It will also host the final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Other sporting spectacles include FIFA World Cup soccer qualifiers, rugby league home and away matches and State of Origin and international rugby union clashes. Apart from its sporting events, the MCG has also witnessed many blockbuster music concerts, and even Pope John Paul II held a mass there when he visited Melbourne in 1986. The MCG has a total capacity of 100,024 people, comprising 95,024 seats and 5000 standing room spaces. The stadium also houses the National Sports Museum, which includes some of the most priceless pieces of memorabilia in Australian sporting history. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Visited on the night of Sept.17th,2014 and was totally blown away with this magnificent building.Recently rebuilt,it now holds 95,000 people seated and about 5,000 standing for a total of 100,024 people [don't know where the 24 came from].The ground is within walking distance from the Melbourne CBD and has excellent access/egress and plenty of public amenities. There is an impressive... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Big stadium, expensive food. If you've been to europe and seen the quality of their stadiums, then it doesn't compare.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

having been involved in cricket for the last 40 years it is an absolute delight to be at a sports facility that has seen some fantastic cricket! My dream is to be at the Boxing Day Test one day and the sheer pleasure of being at this magnificent ground has only served to make me more determined.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Must visit place as this pitch got a wonderful history. Watch any match to experience the magic. If you visit melbourne, make some time to see MCG and other stadium near by. You should catch a train from Flinders street and get down at Richmond which is just one stop. You will see the stadium right away. You can also... More

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Dhahran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It is God's sacred patch and mine of course. The atmosphere is something else, you have to go to experience it. Just before the bounce of the first ball and the crowd roars and it vibrates in your chest, it almost takes your breath away. It is a must experience, even to see the cricket and the crowd is great... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you love the football or cricket, then make sure you catch at game at Melbourne's famous MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground). Entrance fees depend on the type of sport, the type of game (regular season, semi finals, finals, etc.,) and the seating location. Getting there is easy. You can travel by train to Richmond station and walk a short distance.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Melb people don't see it as a hassle getting to and from the MCG as there are plenty of trains, trams and it isn't that far to walk to from the city. For visitors, it can be daunting. If driving, parking at the MCG is a flat fee of $10 and you park where you are directed to go in... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Taj Mahal, Pyramids, Sex, MCG in reverse order of greatness. From the first cry of "Baaaall" leaving the lips of 40,000 fans to the last cry of "Maaaann" from the other 40,000 there is no place I'd rather be than with you at the MCG.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A world class beautiful stadium that seriously impressed me with the beautiful history and stories attached to the MCG. I loved that our guide was an older/ retired gentlemen who gave this experience a certain depth that was quite special - and I wasn't even that interested - joined my hubby - and ended up loving it as much as... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

That was pretty cool to see our first final at The MCG - atmosphere was amazing. The seating was good (we were in the second tier)

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